PHP may need to upload large files and there may come a time when you need to increase the size limit for your files. This is most common when using WordPress or another CMS and trying to upload a theme or plugin, or if you need to upload a large file to your account using a form.
Prerequisites that are needed in order to continue with this guide:
- cPanel Account with Shared Hosting, Business Hosting or a Cloud VPS or Dedicated Server with a cPanel license.
- Ability to login and access cPanel
- Your account’s IP Address
Step 1: Login to cPanel
To log into the cPanel account you can either access it through your web browser as follows:
Or if you are using a Shared hosting service you can access cPanel by going logging into your client area (https://clients.hostwinds.com/clientarea.php). From there click the green manage button to the right of your hosting service.
On the left of the page is an action box, click the “Login to cPanel” link.
Look for the SOFTWARE section and click on “MultiPHP INI Editor”.
Underneath the title “Configure PHP INI basic settings”, select a domain from the dropdown that you want to increase the max upload size.
Below “PHP Directive”, scroll down to “memory_limit”.
Here is where you can increase max upload size.
Once you enter the desired upload size scroll to the bottom of the page and click the blue “Apply” button.